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Hello I am a Ubuntu and LINUX newbie. Install goes easy but I can not get 3D accelerated graphics to work. So I am stuck with poor and slow graphics. ...
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    Newbie and video driver (no 3d)


    Hello I am a Ubuntu and LINUX newbie. Install goes easy but I can not get 3D accelerated graphics to work. So I am stuck with poor and slow graphics. I tried and tried with the ATI card and went back to make onboard the primary. Neither seems to allow for visual effects upgrade nor 3d graphics in games.

    Here is lspci:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    01:09.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
    01:09.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) (rev 01)
    01:0b.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 02)
    01:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

    I've tried to search and tries a few things with the ATI card but just ended up getting no video. Appreciate any help. Sorry if there is an easy solution I've missed!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    If you haven't done so already, check the following HowTo for getting your ATI or nVidia graphics card drivers installed and working properly:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

    Let us know how it goes.
    oz

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    Thx. I did look at the ATI stuff yesterday and though I got close till I again ended up getting no video which is worse then no 3d acceleration This stuff is largely greek to me as well:

    "sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r`
    sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/volatile/fglrx.ko"

    The first command seemed to work but the second said file (fglrx.ko) not found. Tries some other things and same result.

    There is lots on the topic and the link you posted seemed to most informative. It just seems over my LINUX head unfortunately.

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